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6 Principles that motivate adults in learning

Adult Learning, also known as “Andragogy“, was pioneered by Malcolm Knowles between the 50’s and the 70’s. He identified six adult learning principles, which state that Adults:

  1. Are internally motivated and self-directed
  2. Bring life experiences, and knowledge, to their learning experiences
  3. Are goal oriented
  4. Are relevancy oriented
  5. Are practical
  6. Like to be respected

This knowledge has the power of helping you stay engaged while learning new things/tricks/skills.

Let’s go through the principles one by one:

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